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Libra
New Bruce Springsteen Song, "We Take Care Of Our Own"
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/19/12 6:21 am | updated: 01/19/12 6:21 am
 
Bruce Springsteen's seventeenth studio album, Wrecking Ball comes out in March.

The first single, "We Take Care Of Our Own", tackles the concept of American citizens changed morals. The song sounds like vintage Springsteen, but the big man’s saxophone is definitely missing.

Listen for We Take Care Of Our Own, now playing on iradiophilly.com’s progressive rock station, Read More
 
 
Bell Bottoms
Funk Legend Jimmy Castor Passes
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/18/12 5:30 am | updated: 01/18/12 5:30 am
 
Jimmy Castor, Funk Legend, Band Leader, and Saxophonist passed away Tuesday in Henderson, NV, of heart failure at age 71. Castor was born in Manhattan in 1940 and grew up in Harlem and Washington Heights playing with rock n' roll singer Frankie Lymon. He branched out on his own and took his mastery of R&B, doo woo, Latin soul, and Funk with him.

Castor released some 16 albums. His most known hits are "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" and "Bertha Butt Boogie". His funky hit “It’s Just... Read More
 
 
News
Philly Undercover Debuts on Nat Geo Wild
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/16/12 8:15 am | updated: 01/17/12 10:22 am
 
The fight against animal cruelty in Philadelphia is getting national exposure in a National Geographic channel show.

The series, "Philly Undercover", covers everything from dog - and bird - fighting to pet hoarding.

The show is the result of video crews following Philadelphia animal cops on their rounds for eight months.

Philly Undercover airs on Nat Geo Monday nights at 9.



"Animal fighting, especially, has escalated in... Read More
 
 
Sports
Cole Hamels and Wilson Valdez Sign 1-year Contracts With Phillies and Avoid Arbitration
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/17/12 9:19 am | updated: 01/17/12 9:19 am
 
Left-hander Cole Hamels and infielder Wilson Valdez have both agreed to one-year contracts with the Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced the deals today. Both players were eligible for salary arbitration but avoided those proceedings by signing these deals.

Cole Hamels, 28, will earn $15 million next season. Last year he was 14-9 with a 2.79 ERA in 31 starts (32 games) for the Phillies. He was also selected to his second All-Star Game and finished 5th in the NL Cy... Read More
 
 
Business
Gino's Burger Joints Poised to Make a Comeback in Philadelphia
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/17/12 8:02 am | updated: 01/17/12 8:02 am
 
Philadelphia lost the last of its Gino's Hamburger joints in 1982 when Marriott bought the company and replaced them with Roy Rogers restaurants. But now, Gino's is making a comeback, led by the original founder Gino Marchetti. A few Gino's are open already including King of Prussia, where 85 year old Gino Marchetti himself can be found working in the kitchen. Gino hopes to expand into downtown Philly this year. Who's up for a Gino Giant?

Gino's last shop closed in Maryland... Read More
 
 
Business
Yuengling is now the Largest American Brewery
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/16/12 10:04 am | updated: 01/16/12 10:04 am
 
D.G. Yuengling and Son, based in Pottsville, PA, has become the largest domestically owned brewery, passing Sam Adams maker Boston Beer. Last year, Yuengling's shipments rose 16.9% to 2.5 million barrels, where Boston Beer only rose 8% to 2.4 million barrels.

What about the #1 beer in the USA, Bud Light? Well that's made by Anheuser-Busch, which is owned by Belgium based Anheuser-Busch InBev. The #2 beer is Coors Light made by MillerCoors, but that's owned by London based... Read More
 
 
Culture
Barnes Going for LEED Platinum Certification
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/16/12 8:18 am | updated: 01/16/12 8:18 am
 
CBS 3 reports the new home of the Barnes art collection being built on the Ben Franklin Parkway is harvesting elements from the past, and incorporating features of the future, to achieve LEED Platinum Certification.

Barnes Project Manager Philip Ryan says the floor in the primary event space incorporates endangered South American boards that could have wound up in a landfill.

They also recycled 98% of the available materials from the former Youth Study Center,... Read More
 
 
Culture
New Book by Philadelphia Native Jane McGonigal: Reality Is Broken
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/16/12 8:17 am | updated: 01/16/12 8:17 am
 
"Reality is Broken" is the title of a new book by Philadelphia native, Jane McGonigal.

In it the author says games, either online or on a playing field can give us emotions and ways to learn that are hard to come by in real life.

She talks of a new form of problem solving called extreme scale collaboration that can come from participating in online games where dozens of users can cooperate in battles.

McGonigal sees this translating into the real... Read More
 
 
Sports
Joe Paterno Agrees to First Interview Since Penn State Scandal
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/16/12 5:32 am | updated: 01/16/12 5:32 am
 
Joe Paterno had not spoken publicly about his role in the ongoing sexual abuse scandal that rocked Penn State University. Students rioted in November when Penn State fired Joe Paterno as the school's head football coach. Paterno-who is battling lung cancer-gave his first interview to the Washington Post.

Paterno was asked why, after receiving a report in 2002 that Sandusky had abused a boy in the shower of Penn State's Lasch Football Building, and forwarding it to his superiors,... Read More
 
 
News
Philadelphia Archdiocese Considers Mission Schools
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/16/12 5:04 am | updated: 01/16/12 5:04 am
 
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is considering opening Mission Schools to ensure Catholic education in poor, inner-city neighborhoods. Mission Schools would be a new category of schools modeled after successful programs in Philadelphia such as St. Malachy in North Philly. Interestingly, St Malachy is on the list of schools to be closed and merged. The new merged school would become a Mission School.
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According to Philly.com:
The commission that called for closing... Read More
 
 
 
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